Pennsylvania Route 225

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PA Route 225 marker

PA Route 225
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 48.5 mi[1] (78.1 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 22 / US 322 in Dauphin
  PA 325 near Dauphin
PA 147 in Halifax
US 209 in Elizabethville
PA 25 in Berrysburg
PA 147 in Jackson Township
PA 890 in Trevorton
North end: PA 61 in Shamokin
Location
Counties: Dauphin, Northumberland
Highway system
PA 224 PA 226

Pennsylvania Route 225 (PA 225) is a 48.5-mile-long (78.1 km) state highway located in Dauphin and Northumberland Counties in Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at US 22/US 322 in Dauphin. The northern terminus is at PA 61 in Shamokin.

Route description[edit]

PA 225 begins at an interchange with the US 22/US 322 freeway in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, heading east on Peters Mountain Road, a four-lane divided highway. The route soon becomes a two-lane undivided road and runs through wooded areas with some residences. The road briefly enters Dauphin, where it turns north back into Middle Paxton Township and heads through rural areas of homes. PA 225 turns to the northwest and intersects PA 325, at which point that route comes from the east to turn north and form a concurrency with PA 225. The road passes through woods before heading into agricultural areas, with PA 325 splitting to the west. Past this, the route turns northeast to ascend forested Peters Mountain. At the summit, the road heads into Halifax Township and makes a hairpin turn to the west to descend the mountain. PA 225 makes another hairpin turn to the northeast before turning north and coming into a valley containing agricultural areas with a few homes. The route runs north-northeast before passing through the residential communities of Powells Valley and Matamoras, heading more to the north at this point. PA 225 turns northeast again and intersects PA 147, at which point that route turns northeast to join PA 225. The road gains a center left-turn lane and heads north through rural areas of homes and businesses. The two routes continue into Halifax and become South 4th Street, losing the center left-turn lane and passing several homes. PA 147 splits from PA 225 by heading west of Market Street, and PA 225 continues north on North 4th Street. The route turns east onto Armstrong Street, passing more residences and some businesses.[1][2]

The road turns to the northeast and heads back into Halifax Township, becoming Armstrong Valley Road and running through open agricultural areas with some homes. PA 225 enters Jackson Township and runs through Fisherville, turning more to the east before heading northeast again. The road turns north to cross forested Berry Mountain, passing a quarry as it crosses into Washington Township and becomes an unnamed road. The route curves northeast to descend the mountain and heads into Elizabethville, becoming South Market Street and turning north into residential areas. PA 225 heads into the commercial center of town and intersects US 209, becoming North Market Street at this point and passing more homes along with a few businesses. The route crosses back into Washington Township and runs through agricultural areas with some woods and homes, crossing the Wiconisco Creek. The road runs through more open farmland as it continues into Mifflin Township and becomes South Main Street. PA 225 enters Berrysburg and passes homes, crossing PA 25 and becoming North Main Street. The route heads back into Mifflin Township and becomes an unnamed road, running through more farm fields with some homes and curving to the northeast. The road turns to the north and passes through a forested gap in Mahantango Mountain. After this, PA 225 heads into Pillow and becomes South Chestnut Street, passing homes. The route turns west onto Market Street and runs through more residential areas before heading into rural surroundings.[1][2]

Pennsylvania Route 225 at the Dornsife Gap

PA 225 crosses the Mahantango Creek into Lower Mahanoy Township in Northumberland County, becoming an unnamed road and curving north into a mix of farmland and woodland. The road turns to the northwest and passes through a gap in forested Fisher Ridge prior to running through more areas of farms and woods with some homes pas passing in between two quarries. The route runs through Mandata and runs through forested areas as it passes through a gap in Hooflander Mountain, crossing into Jackson Township. After the gap, PA 225 comes to an intersection with a connector road to PA 147 a short distance to the west, with the route turning east into agricultural areas with some homes a short distance to the north of Hooflander Mountain. The road curves north into wooded areas with some fields, passing near Red Cross. The route runs to the east of the Mahanoy Creek as it heads through more rural areas, coming into the forested gap of Line Mountain and crossing into Little Mahanoy Township. PA 225 crosses the creek and passes through Dornsife, curving to the east before turning northeast into farmland with some woods and homes. The road passes through Raker as it heads east and northeast again and running near Dunkerbergers. The surroundings become more forested as the route runs east between Little Mountain to the north and Big Mountain to the south, continuing into Zerbe Township. PA 225 continues into the community of Trevorton and becomes West Shamokin Street, passing homes along with a few businesses. The road intersects the southern terminus of PA 890 before becoming East Shamokin Street farther east. The route leaves Trevorton and runs through forested areas of residences between the two mountains. PA 225 continues into Coal Township and becomes Corporal David Whitmer Highway, running through the residential community of Klingers. The road continues through more wooded areas with some development, curving to the south through a gap in forested Big Mountain. PA 225 turns east for a short distance to come to its northern terminus at PA 61.[1][3]

Pennsylvania Route 225 looking south towards its terminus in Shamokin

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Dauphin Dauphin 0.0 0.0 US 22 / US 322 – Harrisburg, Lewistown Interchange, Southern terminus of PA 225
PA 325 east (Clarks Valley Road) – Dehart Dam, Tower City South end of PA 325 concurrency
PA 325 west North end of PA 325 concurrency
Halifax PA 147 south – Harrisburg South end of PA 147 concurrency
PA 147 north (Market Street) – Millersburg North end of PA 147 concurrency
Elizabethville US 209 (Main Street)
Berrysburg PA 25 (Market Street) – Millersburg, Gratz
Northumberland Herndon SR 3012 to PA 147 – Herndon
Upper Augusta Township PA 890 (5th Street) Southern terminus of PA 890
Shamokin PA 61 Northern terminus of PA 225
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

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